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Monday, July 20, 2009

Musical Monday #102

Welcome to the 102nd edition of Musical Monday, the weekly quiz that Soccer Dad and I alternate hosting. As always, the challenge is to identify the title and artist of each song quote below, as well as the common theme of the entire set of songs.

The obvious theme for this edition would have been the moon, in honor of today's 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. However - with what was clearly a "lunatic" lack of foresight - I already used up that theme a bit over over a year ago, for MM #48. Oh well, no use mooning over lost opportunities.

Getting back to today's MM, there are three groups of songs (1-28, 29-37, 38-53) with separate sub-themes, each of which contributes to the overall theme (which does have some timeliness, though much less directly than the moon landing!) I'll also note although the three sub-themes are distinct, there is:
- One song in the second group which would also fit the first group
- One song in the third group which would also fit the second group
- And another song in the third group which would fit all three groups!

1) "You don't need a penny just to hang around"
2) "In the pool halls, the hustlers and the losers"
3) "It was always cold, no sun shine"
4) "And if you'd care to take a dare"
5) "You want to stay out with your fancy friends"
6) "It's a love that had no past"
7) "The sun ain't nearly on the rise"
8) "But your love is a common occurrence"
9) "I can't find, oh the right romantic line"
10) "If I should doubt myself, if I'm losing ground"
11) "Cop on the corner, look he's starting to write"
12) "Ford's about to drop, she won't do no more"
13) "Though your hurt is gone, mine's hanging on inside"
14) "Believe in your brother, have faith in man"
15) "You got to hidey-hidey-hide"
16) "She could drag me over the rainbow"
17) "The queen of Corona"
18) "I'm blushing brighter than a Valentine"
19) "I’m sick and tired of you setting me up, yeah"
20) "You could stand me up at the gates of hell"
21) "Here comes the banker and the lawyer and the cop"
22) "Nightime's flyers feel their pains"
23) "Three hundred sixty five degrees"
24) "Make a little love"
25) "That it looks like up to me"
26) "Sweet surrender on the quayside"
27) "And I've tasted the bitterness of my own tears"
28) "Anybody here see the noise, see the fear"

29) "The squirming dog who's just had her day"
30) "People walking above"
31) "Lonely as I am, together we cry"
32) "A big bad woman's gonna carry me to my grave"
33) "Watching some good friends screaming let me out"
34) "When I was young people spoke of immorality"
35) "The telephone is ringing, you got me on the run"
36) "And the wild man, he laid the thunder down"
37) "One day when the boss get hungry"

38) "She had sightless eyes, telling me no lies"
39) "I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the trees"
40) "He was six-foot-four and full of muscles"
41) "He don't show what goes on in his head"
42) "Reach for a star and I'll show you a plan"
43) "But the point is probably moot"
44) "You can hear your five selections for a quarter"
45) "You can bend but never break me"
46) "Even my old man looks good"
47) "Why do all the boys just pass you by?"
48) "Words as weapons sharper than knives"
49) "To pay the rent, to pay our share"
50) "But you turn right over to the T.V. page"
51) "Lower the curtain down in Memphis"
52) "A winter palace from the Arabian Nights"
53) "You're the sun who makes me shine"

Good luck and enjoy!

38 Comments:

At 7/20/09, 9:50 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

1) But if you've got a quarter won't you lay your money down?

(I hope I remembered that correctly.)
Down on the Corner - CCR.
2) Down on Main Street - Bob Seger

29) Under my thumb - The Rolling Stones

40) The Land Down Under - Men at Work.

I was going to guess adverbs based on the first three .... but maybe it's more specific (and perhaps ironic given the intro.)

 
At 7/20/09, 10:18 AM, Blogger Gail said...

9. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Elton John
24. Get Down Tonight -
39. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - BeeGees

 
At 7/20/09, 10:21 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

44) Please Mr. Please - Olivia Newton John

I focused too much on song titles for the 3rd group. I know what it is now. Especially with Gail getting 39.

 
At 7/20/09, 11:01 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

12. Maybelline--Chuck Berry
32. Born under a bad sign--Cream (Original by Albert King?)

 
At 7/20/09, 11:08 AM, Blogger Gail said...

46. All I can do is quote more of the lyrics - I don't know the title or artist:

Gonna have fun in the city,
be with my girl she's so pretty,
she looks fine tonight,
she is out of sight to me...

 
At 7/20/09, 11:29 AM, Blogger Elie said...

Note to Yitzchak and all: #12 is a different song, but the lyric I chose is almost exactly the same as one from "Maybelline". Sorry for that! I usually double-check that I'm not using ambiguous lyrics, but in this case since it wasn't 100% the same, google would not have caught it.

So here's a replacement lyric for song #12:

"Underneath the hood is smoke"

 
At 7/20/09, 12:03 PM, Blogger trn said...

6) Don't Let Me Down, The Beatles
17) Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard, Simon and Garfunkel
24) Get Down Tonight

31) Under the Bridge, Red Hot Chili Peppers

First group seems to be Down. Second group is perhaps Under?

 
At 7/20/09, 12:25 PM, Blogger trn said...

a "lunatic" lack of foresight


This cracked me up.

So, Down Under, and Australian artists, it seems. I'm afraid I don't know, however, the timely significance of the theme being Australia.

I do like the subgroup themes that were chosen to describe the overall theme, the first two forming a phrase together with the third regarding artist origin.

I too thought the third group was going to be another word describing placement, and I like the way the similarity of the themes of the first two groups faked me out until the idea that the third would not follow began to form.

 
At 7/20/09, 12:33 PM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

15. Old Man down the Road--John Fogarty
16. Down by the River--Neil Young
24. Get Down Tonight is by KC and the Sunshine Band
25. Been down so long? Doors?
34. Over Under Sideways Down--Yardbirds
49. The group is Midnight Oil, I think. The chorus begins "The time has come/to say fair's fair." Don't know what the title is.

 
At 7/20/09, 12:51 PM, Blogger LEL said...

2.Down on Mainstreet-Bob Seger
6.Don't let me down-The Beatles
17.Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard-Simon and Garfunkel
19.I'm Going Down-Bruce Springsteen
21.The Fire Down Below-Bob Seger
24.Get Down Tonight-KC and the Sunshine Band
32.Born Under a Bad Sign-Cream
33.Under Pressure-Queen and David Bowie

 
At 7/20/09, 1:06 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

So if 6 is Don't Let me Down - rule of thumb with Musical Mondays - Laura knows the Beatles stuff, collectively and individually - and Elie is being nice - that's his nature - then 5 is Don't Bring me Down - ELO.

20) I won't back Down - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

 
At 7/20/09, 1:09 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

30) Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters

 
At 7/20/09, 2:50 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

3 - Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
4 - The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
10 - Right Down the Line - Gerry Rafferty
12 - Rockin' Down the Highway - The Doobie Brothers
23 - Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
26 - Down to the Waterline - Dire Straits

41 - Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
43 - Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
49 - Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil

Given today's 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing, I'm going to guess that the theme is in honor of the Parkes Observatory in Australia. It was their radio telescope dish which received the TV pictures of the first steps taken onto the surface of the moon.

 
At 7/20/09, 3:27 PM, Blogger SJ said...

37. Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid

 
At 7/20/09, 3:33 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

38 - You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

 
At 7/20/09, 4:22 PM, Blogger LEL said...

20.I Won't Back Down-Tom Petty

 
At 7/20/09, 9:51 PM, Blogger LEL said...

5.Don't Bring Me Down-ELO

 
At 7/21/09, 12:28 AM, Blogger LEL said...

29.Under My Thumb-The Rolling Stones
30.Under the Boardwalk-The Drifters
40.The Land Down Under-Men at Work

 
At 7/21/09, 1:13 AM, Blogger Yitzchak Goodman said...

45. This is a guess, but "I am Woman" by Helen Reddy?

 
At 7/21/09, 10:08 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

You can bend but never break me
Cause that only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal ...

You're right Yitz. She's also an Aussie.

 
At 7/21/09, 1:47 PM, Blogger Gail said...

Still thinking about #46. The title might be "Friday on My Mind." No clue on the name of the group though.

 
At 7/22/09, 1:23 AM, Blogger LEL said...

16.Down by the River-Neil Young

 
At 7/22/09, 1:08 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

35 - Under My Wheels - Alice Cooper

 
At 7/22/09, 3:25 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

In the third section are there any XTC songs? Any Andy Gibbs?

I'm guessing that there's no Keith Urban though. (He's the guy who's now married to Nicole Kidman. He's also a very popular country singer.)

 
At 7/22/09, 4:46 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Yes to XTC, no to Andy Gibb. Don't know why I thought to use his brothers, but not him!

I have heard of Keith Urban, but didn't know he was Aussie.

 
At 7/22/09, 4:48 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Whoops, when you wrote "XTC" I read it as "INXS" ("In Excess"). No XTC; are they Aussie? Wikipedia says they're British.

 
At 7/22/09, 4:51 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Maybe he is by Aus-mosis...

 
At 7/22/09, 5:34 PM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Whoops, I meants INXS.

I can't keep all this newfangled music straight. Sorry about that.

I figure that most country musicians don't come from down under. Keith Urban is an exception.

 
At 7/22/09, 7:26 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Here's what's what so far:

1) Down on the Corner - CCR
2) (Down on) Mainstreet - Bob Seger
3) Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
4) The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
5) Don't Bring Me Down - ELO
6) Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles
7) "The sun ain't nearly on the rise"
8) "But your love is a common occurrence"
9) Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Elton John
10) Right Down the Line - Gerry Rafferty
11) "Cop on the corner, look he's starting to write"
12) Rockin' Down the Highway - The Doobie Brothers
13) "Though your hurt is gone, mine's hanging on inside"
14) "Believe in your brother, have faith in man"
15) The Old Man Down the Road - John Fogerty
16) Down By the River - Neil Young
17) Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard - Paul Simon
18) "I'm blushing brighter than a Valentine"
19) I'm Going Down - Bruce Springsteen
20) I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
21) The Fire Down Below - Bob Seger
22) "Nightime's flyers feel their pains"
23) Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
24) Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band
25) Been Down So Long - The Doors
26) Down to the Waterline - Dire Straits
27) "And I've tasted the bitterness of my own tears"
28) "Anybody here see the noise, see the fear"

29) Under My Thumb - The Rolling Stones
30) Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
31) Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
32) Born Under a Bad Sign - Cream, Albert King
33) Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie
34) Over, Under, Sideways, Down - The Yardbirds
35) Under My Wheels - Alice Cooper
36) "And the wild man, he laid the thunder down"
37) Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid

38) You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
39) How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - The Bee Gees
40) Down Under - Men at Work
41) Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
42) "Reach for a star and I'll show you a plan"
43) Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
44) Please Mr. Please - Olivia Newton-John
45) I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
46) "Even my old man looks good"
47) "Why do all the boys just pass you by?"
48) "Words as weapons sharper than knives"
49) Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil
50) "But you turn right over to the T.V. page"
51) "Lower the curtain down in Memphis"
52) "A winter palace from the Arabian Nights"
53) "You're the sun who makes me shine"

In the interests of historical accuracy, I have to amend my guess regarding the theme. While the majority of the moon broadcast was relayed through the Parkes Obervatory, the first few minutes, including the first steps, were received at the Honeysuckle Creek tracking station, which is also located in Australia.

 
At 7/24/09, 6:29 AM, Blogger benjie said...

on 18 july 1984, 25 years ago this week, australlia won the america cup - and their theme song was "Down Under". it was a major event in the australlian conscience -

Benjie

 
At 7/24/09, 11:07 AM, Blogger Soccer Dad said...

Doesn't U2 have a collection of hits called "Under a blood red sky?" Is it based on a lyric or on a song title?

I don't think that "Undercover Angel" is one of the under songs.

 
At 7/24/09, 4:53 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

Isn't "under a blood red sky" a line from the song New Years Day?

 
At 7/30/09, 12:04 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

48 - Devil Inside - INXS

 
At 8/5/09, 8:50 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Great job all guessing both the theme, Down + Under + Australian artists = Australia, and most of the songs. I'm so late on these answers, but first I have to give Clayton and Benjie special credit, as both of your guesses for the relevance of the theme were far cleverer/better than my real reason! The latter was simply a random fact I came across recently, that Australia first became part of the British Commonwealth in 1907. It clicked that 1907 was 102 years ago, and I was working on MM #102! Again, I like both "wrong" reasons better than the right one!

The full set of correct answers to follow in the next comment or two:

 
At 8/5/09, 8:50 PM, Blogger Elie said...

Oops, don't have access to my file on this computer! Answers to come tomorrow, I hope

 
At 8/6/09, 9:47 AM, Blogger Elie said...

1) "You don't need a penny just to hang around”
- "Down on the Corner", CCR
2) "In the pool halls, the hustlers and the losers”
- "Down on Mainstreet", Bob Seger
3) "It was always cold, no sun shine”
- "Runnin' Down a Dream", Tom Petty
4) "And if you'd care to take a dare”
- "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", The Charlie Daniels Band
5) "You want to stay out with your fancy friends”
- "Don't Bring Me Down", ELO
6) "It's a love that had no past”
- "Don't Let Me Down", Beatles
7) "The sun ain't nearly on the rise”
- "Lay Down Sally", Eric Clapton
8) "But your love is a common occurrence”
- "Someone To Lay Down Beside Me", Linda Ronstadt
9) "I can't find, oh the right romantic line”
- "Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me", Elton John
10) "If I should doubt myself, if I'm losing ground”
- "Right Down The Line", Gerry Rafferty
11) "Cop on the corner, look he's starting to write”
- "Roll On Down the Highway", BTO
12) "Ford's about to drop, she won't do no more" or " Underneath the hood is smoke”
- "Rockin' Down the Highway", Doobie Brothers
13) "Though your hurt is gone, mine's hanging on inside”
- "Wish it Would Rain Down", Phil Collins
14) "Believe in your brother, have faith in man”
- "Down On Me", Janis Joplin
15) "You got to hidey-hidey-hide”
- "The Old Man Down The Road", John Fogerty
16) "She could drag me over the rainbow”
- "Down By The River", Neil Young
17) "The queen of Corona”
- "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard", Paul Simon
18) "I'm blushing brighter than a Valentine”
- "Walking Down Your Street", The Bangles
19) "I’m sick and tired of you setting me up, yeah”
- "I'm Goin' Down", Bruce Springsteen
20) "You could stand me up at the gates of hell”
- "I Won't Back Down", Tom Petty
21) "Here comes the banker and the lawyer and the cop”
- "Fire Down Below", Bob Seger
22) "Nightime's flyers feel their pains”
- "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway", Genesis
23) "Three hundred sixty five degrees”
- "Burning Down the House", Talking Heads
24) "Make a little love”
- "Get Down Tonight", KC and the Sunshine Band
25) "That it looks like up to me”
- "Been Down So Long", The Doors
26) "Sweet surrender on the quayside”
- "Down To The Waterline", Dire Straits
27) "And I've tasted the bitterness of my own tears”
- "I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down", Elvis Costello
28) "Anybody here see the noise, see the fear”
- "Hand Me Down World", The Guess Who

 
At 8/6/09, 9:51 AM, Blogger Elie said...

29) "The squirming dog who's just had her day”
- "Under My Thumb", The Rolling Stones
30) "People walking above”
- "Under The Boardwalk", The Drifters
31) "Lonely as I am, together we cry”
- "Under the Bridge", Red Hot Chili Peppers
32) "A big bad woman's gonna carry me to my grave”
- "Born Under A Bad Sign", Cream
33) "Watching some good friends screaming let me out”
- "Under Pressure", Queen
34) "When I was young people spoke of immorality”
- "Over, Under, Sideways, Down", The Yardbirds
35) "The telephone is ringing, you got me on the run”
- "Under My Wheels", Alice Cooper
36) "And the wild man, he laid the thunder down”
- "Under a Raging Moon", Roger Daltrey
37) "One day when the boss get hungry”
- "Under the Sea", Disney

38) "She had sightless eyes, telling me no lies”
- "You Shook Me All Night Long”, AC/DC
39) "I can still feel the breeze that rustles through the trees”
- "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?”, The Bee Gees
40) "He was six-foot-four and full of muscles”
- "Down Under", Men At Work
41) "He don't show what goes on in his head”
- "Lonesome Loser”, Little River Band
42) "Reach for a star and I'll show you a plan”
- "Lost In Love”, Air Supply
43) "But the point is probably moot”
- "Jessie's Girl”, Rick Springfield
44) "You can hear your five selections for a quarter”
- "Please Mr. Please", Olivia Newton-John
45) "You can bend but never break me”
- "I Am Woman", Helen Reddy
46) "Even my old man looks good”
- "Friday On My Mind", The Easybeats
47) "Why do all the boys just pass you by?”
- "Georgy Girl", The Seekers
48) "Words as weapons sharper than knives”
- "Devil Inside", INXS
49) "To pay the rent, to pay our share”
- "Beds Are Burning", Midnight Oil
50) "But you turn right over to the T.V. page”
- "Don't Dream It's Over", Crowded House
51) "Lower the curtain down in Memphis”
- "Under the Milky Way", The Church
52) "A winter palace from the Arabian Nights”
- "No Promises", Icehouse
53) "You're the sun who makes me shine”
- "I Touch Myself", Divinyls

 
At 8/11/09, 11:49 PM, Anonymous Clayton said...

It's a little late, but thanks, Elie! :)

 

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